Watch: 17-Minutes of 'Raiding the Lost Ark' Fan-Made Documentary

November 17, 2011

Raiding the Lost Ark

Back in September, we posted the complete collection of fan-made Star Wars Trilogy documentaries from hardcore and passionate franchise lover Jamie Benning. Running through all three of the films from the original trilogy, Benning crafted quite a comprehensive look behind-the-scenes of George Lucas' seminal work by compiling tons of archival footage, interviews and much more. Now Benning is giving the same "filmumentary" treatment to Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first installment in Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. Now we have the first 17-minutes of the aptly titled Raiding the Lost Ark to check out below!

The first 17-minutes of Jamie Benning's fan-made documentary Raiding the Lost Ark (via

As it says in the opening title card, Raiding the Lost Ark contains behind-the-scenes video and audio clips, text facts and excerpts from the 1978 story conference, giving unprecedented insight into the development and creation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. From interviews to audition tapes, the footage contained in this still developing fan-made documentary spans several years, and really deserves to be a special feature on a future Blu-Ray release of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Just these first 17-minutes alone are better than half of the special features you find on most home video releases. We'll let you know when the full doc is available.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Awesome... gonna have to watch Raiders this weekend for the millionth time !!

Tester on Nov 17, 2011


Spielberg has a Star Wars hat on... that is awesome

Tproby on Nov 17, 2011


Note the sound of the airplane engine starting up is the same as the Millinium Falcon when it breaks down.

esophus on Nov 18, 2011

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